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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

Adriax Re:Three-month-old Continuum screenshot (376 comments)

Different but not horrible. Kinda like when they changed the classic 9x/2000 start menu with XP.
10 is looking decent enough to give a shot.

3 days ago
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Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

Adriax Re: It's a little early (351 comments)

This product contains DNA modified for safe human consumption. Courtesy of your friendly GMO.

4 days ago
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Lost Beagle2 Probe Found 'Intact' On Mars

Adriax Re:parachutes? (130 comments)

Really? Well shit, good thing you figured it out.
Better tell all those PHDs and other people who do that for a living before they blindly chuck any more multi-billion dollar probes at Mars without any effective means of slowing down.

about two weeks ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

Adriax Re:The Dangers of the World (784 comments)

CPS was Hydra's fallback in case SHIELD was a bust.

about two weeks ago
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FBI Says Search Warrants Not Needed To Use "Stingrays" In Public Places

Adriax Re:Expectations of privacy (303 comments)

Silly citizen. It only took a decade of engineering work with industry help to lift the veil of privacy on those conversations. You can't seriously expect privacy when circumventing it is so easy.

If you want privacy, don't use a method of communication so easily tapped into by multi-million dollar custom hardware and and 24x7 team of highly trained agents.
I mean, you might as well be yelling it for all to hear.

about three weeks ago
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Newest Stealth Fighter's Ground Attack Sensors 10 Years Behind Older Jets'

Adriax Re:They could've done even better (279 comments)

This way they can double dip.
First they get to sell off outdated hardware they already manufactured.
Then they get to sell the new kit to replace the old stuff.

about a month ago
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Should Video Games Be In the Olympics?

Adriax Re:One word (232 comments)

Yeah, it would be clowns doing the announcing for that. "And xXx_L33T_MSTR_PWNS_UR_M0M_xXx finishes his final round of Duck Hunt with a 360 Noscope Eyes Closed Backflip, downing the last duck and sticking the landing! Now we go to the judges.... PWN, PWN, L33T, PWN, and a Tryhard. One L33T, 3 PWNs, and one Tryhard for an average score of PWN. Which is enough for xXx_L33T_MSTR_PWNS_UR_M0M_xXx to take the gold for Canada, edging ==KILLA_KLOWN_KENNY== from USA down to silver and Sven96 from France to bronze."

about a month ago
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'Moneyball' Approach Reduces Crime In New York City

Adriax Re:Mobile police stations (218 comments)

The NYPD has more than 34,000 uniforms and 8,800 cars across 77 precincts. Shifting even 1/3rd of a precinct into a mobile base would take a wee bit more than a couple RVs and some street side parking. Then you add in increased utility bills since RVs have a fraction of the insulation and much less thermal mass inside. And RV replacement bills from broken walls and whatnot (even the external walls are thin, and not exactly easy to repair).

No, I think structural anchors, massive ballons, and fusion powered thrusters to lift a building and move it would be cheaper than making the NYPD nomads.

about 2 months ago
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'Moneyball' Approach Reduces Crime In New York City

Adriax Re:Mobile police stations (218 comments)

How? Huge balloons anchored to the station building?
Lift off like a terran barracks and plunk down where needed to churn out cops?

about 2 months ago
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UK MP Says ISPs Must Take Responsibility For Movie Leaks, Sony Eyes North Korea

Adriax Re:I wonder who bought him (216 comments)

ISPs should take partial responsibility if Mr. MP adviser takes partial responsibility for all the crime facilitated by the public roads and sidewalks.
1% responsibility for movie hosting vs 1% responsibility for 600+ murders a year.

about 2 months ago
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I prefer my turkey ...

Adriax Re: What's with turkey anyway (189 comments)

Guessing 100% city boy, huh? Never been attacked in your own back yard by a psychotic bird twice your size.

about 2 months ago
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I prefer my turkey ...

Adriax Re:What's with turkey anyway (189 comments)

Turkeys are evil creatures. Close in temperament to their velociraptor ancestors.
We much do our part to keep their numbers down, or the last thing you may here will be a faint "gobblegobble".

about 2 months ago
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Russia May Be Planning National Space Station To Replace ISS

Adriax Re:We'll build our own station (236 comments)

Spain and portugal better get to work on central and south america. Heck of a lot of countries they need to annex while russia and england only have a couple.

about 2 months ago
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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

Adriax Re:OMG! (561 comments)

A boss?

about 2 months ago
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Head of FCC Proposes Increasing Internet School Fund

Adriax Re:Don't you know? (107 comments)

$8 USB stick doesn't fix email problems.
Or record keeping/attendance.
Or video calls.

Or spur of the moment media needs for that matter. Being able to go off on a tangent to answer good questions posed by your students is an effective teaching tool. Or are you one of those that believes the cold, rigid bootcamp style of reading directly from a pre-prepared lesson plan and squashing all unexpected/unapproved curiosity is the most effective means to teach children?

about 2 months ago
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Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

Adriax Re:Duh (227 comments)

Someday I will discover their secrets.
I tried gold plating my own fiber optic cables but they just stopped working.

about 2 months ago
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Lunar Mission One Proposes To Take Core Sample, Plant Time Capsule On the Moon

Adriax Re:Robots can't drill (69 comments)

Such a mission would be doomed to fail. There's no meth in space and from how much the riggers around here buy that shit up I'm fair sure methamphetamine is a required part of the drilling process.

about 2 months ago
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NYC To Replace Most of Its Payphones With Free Gigabit WiFi In 2015

Adriax Re:My guess? (106 comments)

Not always about illegal shit.

Local upstart gaining too much traction at the polls with irrelevant shit like doing what the peons want them to? Have an intern track his movements through the AP access logs and find a pattern to exploit. Take a cameraman, and an actor, and Oh My Gosh, is that your opponent groping random busty pedestrians on 42 avenue?

Yeah it's all possible without the APs, but this would be cheaper and easier. Doesn't require hiring a person to shadow them, someone who could make a mistake, get caught, or confess. And the location search is easily passed off as an effective tool for catching pedophile kidnappers.

about 2 months ago

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